Are you eligible for the CRSP Certification?

Eligibility Guidelines for the CRSP® Certification

To be eligible to apply for the CRSP® certification, you must have a combination of education, professional development, and experience.  Depending on the level of education you have obtained, there may be an exemption from the Professional Development criteria.

Applications for the CRSP® certification received on or after July 1 2018 will be required to have the following:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (4-year) in any field OR a 2-year diploma (or certificate) (minimum of 900 hours or 60 credits) in occupational health and safety or a closely related field from a recognized academic institution. 
  • At least four (4) years of experience where occupational health and safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level with breadth and depth of health and safety duties

To review the Certification process, click here.


Individuals interested in achieving the CRSP® certification must first make application to the BCRSP. Once your application is reviewed for eligibility, there is a mandatory certification examination.  If you are interested in finding out more about the CRSP® application and examination process, the BCRSP offers complimentary webinars throughout the year. Visit the events page for information on an upcoming webinar to learn more about the application process.

To download the application forms, click here.

International Applicants

International applications are eligible for the CRSP® certification, however, additional documentation requirements may apply. International candidates whose first language is neither English nor French must:

  • Submit documentation verifying a minimum level of 94-101 (IBT) on a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) IBT; a band score of 7 on the International English Language Testing System or a score of 785-900 on a Test de français international (TFI™). (Equivalent proof of language proficiency (e.g. a university assessment) will also be accepted)
  • International academic credentials must be translated to English or French and be verified by an official translator.
  • International credentials must be submitted to a Canadian Credentialing Agency prior to application submission.

List of Academic Credential Assessment Agencies